2012 Almaden Hills Run Hosted by Troy’s California Trail Runs

Troy's California Trail Runs - Almaden HillsEnjoy the scenery of Almaden Quicksilver Park on a run on November 3, 2012 at 8am. Four fully stocked aid stations will be available during the run. Runners will also be given food at the end of the race – they are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The courses will be hilly with approximately 40% single track and 60% dirt roads.

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Almaden Quicksilver Park Healthy Trails Five-Mile Hike

New Almaden Quicksilver Park MapGet yourself in shape and join the staff at Almaden Quicksilver Park for a challenging Healthy Trails Hike on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 10am to 1:30pm.

This hike will be rigorous. It will cover 5.2 miles and wind through the Deep Gulch, English Camp, Mine Hill, and Castillero Trails.

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Alamden Quicksilver Park Geocaching Adventure

Geocaching in Almaden Quicksilver ParkLearn more about the exciting pastime known as geocaching! The Alamden Quicksilver Park will be hosting a free, docent-guided geocaching adventure on Saturday, October 20 from 8:45am to 12pm.

Participants will be provided with a GPS tracking device and will be instructed to find 6 to 7 “caches” hidden within the park. It’s a modern-day treasure hunt! Bring sun protection, water, snacks and sturdy hiking shoes and meet at the Wood Road parking lot.

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New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum Hosts Living History Day

Spanishtown, March 1876, Public Domain Image

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be presenting a special event on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 11am to 3pm. “Living History Day” will take place at the Casa Grande in Almaden Quicksilver Park.

This spectacular home was once occupied by the managers of the New Almaden mine and its Victorian heritage has been maintained by the staff.

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Almaden Quicksilver Park History Tour by Van

Almaden Quicksilver Park will be hosting a history tour by van on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9am to 1:30pm. Adults and children (6 years and older, must weigh at least 60 pounds) alike will love the opportunity to step back in time and discover the area’s rich mining history on this tour.

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Almaden Valley Athletic Club’s History Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Join Almaden Valley Athletic Club’s General Manager and professionally trained Wilderness Guide, Jeff Griffith-Jones, and AVAC’s Activities Director, Becky Smothermon, on a walk through the past in Quicksilver Park in beautiful New Almaden.

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Introduction to Geocaching in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Join Docent Sam Drake on a beginner’s geocaching adventure in Almaden Quicksilver County Park. You will find 6-7 hidden caches in the park.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game where you use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches,” with other participants in the activity. GPS units provided.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it.

Meet at the Wood Road Park Entrance with sturdy hiking shoes, sun protection, water, and snacks. The event is Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 8:45am to 12:00pm. You can register online.

Almaden Community Center’s Fall 2012 Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center Activity Guide includes all of the programs, classes, and activities planned for the Almaden Community Center in Fall 2012.

Almaden Valley residents have a variety of classes and activities from which to choose. There’s something for everyone – from toddlers to seniors.

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Almaden Community Center’s Summer 2012 Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center Activity Guide Summer 2012San Jose Parks Recreation & Neighborhood Services has released the Almaden Community Center Activity Guide for Summer 2012. The Almaden Community Center Activity Guide includes all of the programs, classes, and activities planned for the Almaden Community Center in Summer 2012.

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Planet Tree Workshop for Almaden Valley Families

Learn about urban forests and how to take care of the trees in our community. This workshop features a fun presentation for kids ages 6-12, as well as information for adults about how to get a tree for a small donation.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Our City Forest. The mission of Our City Forest is to cultivate a green and healthy San José metropolis by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth and maintenance of our urban ecosystem, especially our urban forest.

The workshop is at Almaden Branch Library on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 3:30-4:30pm.